Sebastian Vettel mentioned he experienced occur near to retiring just before Racing Position provided him a likelihood to keep on in Formulation Just one up coming year.

Requested on Thursday ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix at Italy’s Mugello circuit how near he was to walking away, the four-occasions globe winner replied: “Shut”.

“Is there a evaluate of how near you can get? It was near in conditions of obtaining a good deal of views and determining what is eventually…I have to set myself initial in that regard, what is very best for me,” Vettel told reporters in a video clip meeting.

“What I’ve resolved now I think is the very best for me, and I am on the lookout forward to proving that.”

Vettel was told by Ferrari in May possibly, soon after the COVID-19 pandemic experienced delayed the get started of the year, that they would not be extending his contract beyond this year.

In July the 33-year-outdated German recognized he could depart Formulation Just one for excellent.

Racing Position, to be renamed Aston Martin F1 up coming year, was his very best possibility. They are at this time fourth with a motor vehicle based on final year’s title-winning Mercedes, when Ferrari is sixth.

“The second vital variable for me has been answering to myself the query of what I want to do and get out of myself in a possible long run in Formulation Just one,” he mentioned.

Vettel would not reveal information of his contract or the duration, whilst Racing Position has mentioned it is for 2021 and beyond.

“I am on the lookout forward to the modify since I think we can do nicely,” he mentioned.

“I think the team has enormous possible. You will find some truly excellent, intelligent men and women on board and I am on the lookout forward to enable and demonstrate those people attributes are there and show that as nicely with effects.

Vettel has struggled at Ferrari considering that young Monegasque Charles Leclerc arrived, producing fundamental mistakes and on the lookout not comfortable in the motor vehicle.

He mentioned signing up for Racing Position/Aston Martin, wherever his teammate Lance Stroll is the son of billionaire Canadian proprietor Lawrence, just seemed the suitable point to do.

“It feels excellent that the information is out…a good deal of questions will likely prevent now.”